How find files with full stop in the name?

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burgundy
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How find files with full stop in the name?

Post by burgundy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:49 am

How can I use Everything to find all files with a full stop in their name?

For example there may be a file called this:
Mister X. and his wife.doc

I have tried using
file:"."
but it doesn't work.

void
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Re: How find files with full stop in the name?

Post by void » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 am

Please try searching for:
file:*.*.*

This will find files with two dots in the filename. Including the dot for the extension.

burgundy
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Re: How find files with full stop in the name?

Post by burgundy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:23 pm

I had thought file: referred only to the part before the separator and extension. It seems not.

Thank you.

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Re: How find files with full stop in the name?

Post by void » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm

I've put on my TODO list: add a namepart: modifier.

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Re: How find files with full stop in the name?

Post by Stamimail » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:35 pm


NotNull
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Re: How find files with full stop in the name?

Post by NotNull » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:22 pm

FWIW:
The current $namepart() (used in Menu:Tools > Options > General > Context Menu) exists of basename + extension, like somefile.txt.
The curent namepartdupe: function searches for files/folders with the same basename. like somefil.txt and somefile.ini

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Re: How find files with full stop in the name?

Post by void » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:48 am

The current $namepart() (used in Menu:Tools > Options > General > Context Menu) exists of basename + extension, like somefile.txt.
That's a bug, it should be the name part only, eg: somefile
I've fixed this for the next version of Everything.

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